Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Save those bills and coins!

Saving does not come naturally for me. Maybe because I wasn't trained.  I was only told to always have "emergency money". Totally different thing. So now, almost 30 (and still single, but that's beside the point), I am going to start my way towards seriously saving up for the future.

Don't get me wrong, I do save. But I also spend too much. I eat too much. I often clear up my savings and start again. This time, I'm ending the cycle!

Starting October last year, I saved up every 10-peso coin I could find. I was inspired by the idea that my classmate was able to buy herself a watch after a few months of saving these coins. I was even more inspired when I learned that my friend's brother was able to buy a Toyota Wigo just by saving 10-peso coins. Imagine, they brought pails and pails of it to the bank! True story. I'm not keen on saving up for a car using these coins. I just liked the idea. Since then, I have saved about P2000. Not bad. I kept them inside these cute empty Starbucks bottles (will probably write about it next time and share with you where some of the money went, hmph.)

Now, I'm thinking bigger. Why not save every P200-bill that I could find? Correction, "that I have"? (My mother has already hated me for rummaging through her coin purse every now and then looking for P10-coins.) I got the idea after browsing through Pinterest. There was this lady who saved up her $5 bills. She was able to buy a KitchenAid! And an HP Movie Set Collector's Edition! P200 bills aren't that easy to come by, so don't expect me buying that KitchenAid anytime soon. And besides! The goal is to save up FOR THE FUTURE (I need convincing this time. KitchenAid!).

In other news, today marks the start of my first workday. 7 might be my lucky number for the year then. Not too lucky though as I'm a minimum wager. But I'm not complaining! So hurray for sources of income!

Also, in other news: last night, I was arranging my things and I found money! As I've said I was told to keep emergency money so every now and then I get surprised by the money I find tucked in a bag or wallet pockets. This time however, the money was bigger than my usual emergency money. Made me think it wasn't mine.hehe Still, hooray!

Can't wait for payday! :)
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